John Mahoney

Charles John Mahoney (born June 20, 1940) was an English-born American actor, best known for playing Martin 'Marty' Crane, a retired police officer and father of Kelsey Grammer's Dr. Frasier Crane, in the American sitcom "Frasier" (NBC, 1993–2004); he won a Screen Actors Guild Award for the role in 2000. In 1986, his performance in the Broadway revival of John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves earned him a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play. His many movies include The Manhattan Project, Suspect, Moonstruck, Eight Men Out, Say Anything... , The Russia House, In the Line of Fire, Striking Distance, Reality Bites, The Hudsucker Proxy, The American President, Primal Fear, and Dan in Real Life, among others. He also voiced characters in animated movies including Antz, The Iron Giant, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Atlantis: Milo's Return, and Kronk's New Groove. In addition to his major role on the series Frasier, he also appeared on other TV shows including H.E.L.P., The Human Factor, Cheers, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Becker, ER, In Treatment, Burn Notice, and Hot in Cleveland.

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The American President (1995)

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Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his approval ratings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Annette Bening  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Martin Sheen

Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his approval ratings.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Annette Bening  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Martin Sheen

Barton Fink (1991)

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A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  John Turturro  •  John Goodman  •  Judy Davis  •  Michael Lerner

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  John Turturro  •  John Goodman  •  Judy Davis  •  Michael Lerner

Antz (1998)

A neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's actually been enlisted to fight against a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Tim Johnson
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Danny Glover

A neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's actually been enlisted to fight against a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Tim Johnson
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Danny Glover

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

The world's most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea. The underwater expedition takes an unexpected turn when the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Trousdale  •  Kirk Wise
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Corey Burton  •  Claudia Christian  •  James Garner

The world's most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea. The underwater expedition takes an unexpected turn when the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Trousdale  •  Kirk Wise
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Corey Burton  •  Claudia Christian  •  James Garner

Betrayed (1988)

An FBI agent posing as a combine driver becomes romantically involved with a Midwest farmer who lives a double life as a white supremacist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Costa-Gavras
CAST:  Debra Winger  •  Tom Berenger  •  John Heard  •  Betsy Blair

An FBI agent posing as a combine driver becomes romantically involved with a Midwest farmer who lives a double life as a white supremacist.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Costa-Gavras
CAST:  Debra Winger  •  Tom Berenger  •  John Heard  •  Betsy Blair

The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)

A close-knit group of gay friends share the emotional roller coster of life, relationships, the death of friends, new beginnings, jealousy, fatherhood and professional success. At various stages of life's disarray, these young men share humorous and tragic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Berlanti
CAST:  Ben Weber  •  Timothy Olyphant  •  Matt McGrath  •  Zach Braff

A close-knit group of gay friends share the emotional roller coster of life, relationships, the death of friends, new beginnings, jealousy, fatherhood and professional success. At various stages of life's disarray, these young men share humorous and tragic ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Berlanti
CAST:  Ben Weber  •  Timothy Olyphant  •  Matt McGrath  •  Zach Braff

Dan in Real Life (2007)

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Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love with is actually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hedges
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Dane Cook  •  Dianne Wiest

Advice columnist, Dan Burns is an expert on relationships, but somehow struggles to succeed as a brother, a son and a single parent to three precocious daughters. Things get even more complicated when Dan finds out that the woman he falls in love with is actually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hedges
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Juliette Binoche  •  Dane Cook  •  Dianne Wiest

Eight Men Out (1988)

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A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Charlie Sheen  •  D.B. Sweeney

A dramatization of the Black Sox scandal when the underpaid Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to deliberately lose the 1919 World Series.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Charlie Sheen  •  D.B. Sweeney

Frantic (1988)

The wife of an American doctor suddenly vanishes in Paris and, to find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Betty Buckley  •  Emmanuelle Seigner  •  Djiby Soumare

The wife of an American doctor suddenly vanishes in Paris and, to find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Betty Buckley  •  Emmanuelle Seigner  •  Djiby Soumare

In the Line of Fire (1993)

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Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, forcing Horrigan to come ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Rene Russo  •  John Malkovich  •  Dylan McDermott

Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, forcing Horrigan to come ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Rene Russo  •  John Malkovich  •  Dylan McDermott

Kronk's New Groove (2005)

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Kronk, now chef and Head Delivery Boy of Mudka's Meat Hut, is fretting over the upcoming visit of his father. Kronk's father always disapproved of young Kronk's culinary interests and wished that Kronk instead would settle down with a wife and a large house on a hill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliot M. Bour  •  Saul Blinkoff  •  Robin Steele
CAST:  Patrick Warburton  •  Tracey Ullman  •  Eartha Kitt  •  John Goodman

Kronk, now chef and Head Delivery Boy of Mudka's Meat Hut, is fretting over the upcoming visit of his father. Kronk's father always disapproved of young Kronk's culinary interests and wished that Kronk instead would settle down with a wife and a large house on a hill.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elliot M. Bour  •  Saul Blinkoff  •  Robin Steele
CAST:  Patrick Warburton  •  Tracey Ullman  •  Eartha Kitt  •  John Goodman

Love Hurts (1990)

The story of Paul Weaver and his strained relationships with women and his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bud Yorkin
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Cynthia Sikes  •  Judith Ivey  •  John Mahoney

The story of Paul Weaver and his strained relationships with women and his family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bud Yorkin
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Cynthia Sikes  •  Judith Ivey  •  John Mahoney

The Manhattan Project (1986)

Named after the World War II-era program, the plot revolves around a gifted high school student who decides to construct a nuclear bomb for a national science fair. The film's underlying theme involves the Cold War of the 1980s when government secrecy and mutually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Brickman
CAST:  John Lithgow  •  Christopher Collet  •  Cynthia Nixon  •  Jill Eikenberry

Named after the World War II-era program, the plot revolves around a gifted high school student who decides to construct a nuclear bomb for a national science fair. The film's underlying theme involves the Cold War of the 1980s when government secrecy and mutually ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Brickman
CAST:  John Lithgow  •  Christopher Collet  •  Cynthia Nixon  •  Jill Eikenberry

Moonstruck (1987)

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No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Cher  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Vincent Gardenia  •  Olympia Dukakis

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny. She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Jewison
CAST:  Cher  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Vincent Gardenia  •  Olympia Dukakis

Primal Fear (1996)

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An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not have been a third ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Hoblit
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Laura Linney  •  John Mahoney  •  Frances McDormand

An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not have been a third ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Hoblit
CAST:  Richard Gere  •  Laura Linney  •  John Mahoney  •  Frances McDormand

Reality Bites (1994)

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A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize that reality ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Steve Zahn

A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize that reality ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Steve Zahn

Say Anything... (1989)

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Lloyd, an eternal optimist, seeks to capture the heart of Diane, an unattainable high school beauty and straight-A student. He surprises just about everyone-including himself-when she returns the sentiment. But Diane's over-possessive, divorced Dad disapproves and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Ione Skye  •  John Mahoney  •  Lili Taylor

Lloyd, an eternal optimist, seeks to capture the heart of Diane, an unattainable high school beauty and straight-A student. He surprises just about everyone-including himself-when she returns the sentiment. But Diane's over-possessive, divorced Dad disapproves and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cameron Crowe
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Ione Skye  •  John Mahoney  •  Lili Taylor

She's the One (1996)

Mickey, a free-spirited New York cabbie, and Francis, a materialistic Wall Street stockbroker, are extremely competitive and confused about women as a result of their father's influence. Though they disagree about everything, they have one thing in common: Mickey's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Burns
CAST:  Edward Burns  •  Michael McGlone  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Jennifer Aniston

Mickey, a free-spirited New York cabbie, and Francis, a materialistic Wall Street stockbroker, are extremely competitive and confused about women as a result of their father's influence. Though they disagree about everything, they have one thing in common: Mickey's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward Burns
CAST:  Edward Burns  •  Michael McGlone  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Jennifer Aniston

Suspect (1987)

When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson, a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley is assigned to his case, she begins to believe that Anderson may ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Cher  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Liam Neeson  •  John Mahoney

When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson, a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley is assigned to his case, she begins to believe that Anderson may ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Cher  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Liam Neeson  •  John Mahoney

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

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A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Paul Newman  •  Charles Durning

A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Coen
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Jennifer Jason Leigh  •  Paul Newman  •  Charles Durning
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